Truth will Triumph
The angel . . . sware by him that liveth for ever . . . that
there should be time no longer. Rev. 10:5, 6.
The message of Revelation 14, proclaiming that the hour of God's
judgment is come, is given in the time of the end; and the angel
of Revelation 10 is represented as having one foot on the sea and
one foot on the land, showing that the message will be carried to
distant lands, the ocean will be crossed, and the islands of the
sea will hear the proclamation of the last message of warning. .
"And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the
earth lifted up his hand to heaven, and sware by him that liveth
for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein
are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea,
and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer"
(Rev. 10:5, 6). This message announces the end of the prophetic
periods. The disappointment of those who expected to see our Lord
in 1884 was indeed bitter to those who had so ardently looked for
His appearing. It was in the Lord's order that this disappointment
should come. . . .
Not one cloud has fallen upon the church that God has not prepared
for; not one opposing force has risen to counterwork the work of
God but He has foreseen. All has taken place as He has predicted
through His prophets. He has not left His church in darkness, forsaken,
but has traced in prophetic declarations what would occur, and through
His providence, acting in its appointed place in the world's history,
He has brought about that which His Holy Spirit inspired the prophets
to foretell. All His purposes will be fulfilled and established.
His law is linked with His throne, and satanic agencies combined
with human agencies cannot destroy it. Truth is inspired and guarded
by God; it will live, and will succeed, although it may appear at
times to be overshadowed. The gospel of Christ is the law exemplified
in character. The deceptions practiced against it, every device
for vindicating falsehood, every error forged by satanic agencies,
will eventually be eternally broken, and the triumph of truth will
be like the appearing of the sun at noonday. The Sun of Righteousness
shall shine forth with healing in His wings, and the whole earth
shall be filled with His glory.
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